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The organisers of this year’s Glastonbury Festival – taking place this weekend in the UK – have announced the event will be entirely run by renewable energy and fuel based on used cooking oil.

“All generators across the festival site – including those that power the Pyramid Stage – will run on sustainable, renewable palm oil-free HVO fuel – made from waste cooking oil – helping reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 90%,” the organisers said in a statement on the festival’s official website on 19 June.

The organisers of this year’s festival, which runs from 21-25 June at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, said they had eliminated “the need to rely on fossil fuels for power across the festival”.

“Sustainability has always been at the heart of Glastonbury Festival,” the statement said.

“All production areas will either be powered by electricity from lower impact, fossil fuel-free sources or will run on solar PV and battery hybrid systems.”

Additionally, a temporary new wind turbine would also be used to supply a selection of market stalls with energy, the organisers said.

The news comes as hundreds of thousands of revellers prepare to attend the event on the Somerset site this weekend.

More than 200,000 people were expected to attend this year’s festival which will see Arctic Monkeys, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Elton John top the bill on the Pyramid Stage.